Orlando Jones’ ‘I’m the New Madea’ Joke ‘Not Funny’ Says Tyler Perry

*Orlando Jones played a little April Fools joke and announced that he’d be taking over Tyler Perry’s Madea role (see below).

It’s been a couple of weeks and finally the dynamic filmmaker is breaking his silence.

“That was an April Fool’s joke that HE did. Not true. And not funny,” Tyler told S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown in a text message.

A sigh of relief for those enraged fans who probably wouldn’t support Orlando as a replacement.

“Well that will be the end of Madea!!!!!” wrote S2S Facebook friend Jimmy McIntyre. Sandy Lee posted: “I can’t picture that in my mind..only ONE Madea…..”

Tyler basically agreed saying that when he stops as Madea, that’s when she’ll be done.

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